Villar Inspects Progress of Lawton Avenue Widening Project

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is pushing for the swift completion of the road widening project on Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Field Road in Taguig City, most commonly known as Lawton Avenue.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that this widening project will increase Lawton Avenue’s capacity to accommodate additional volume of vehicles and facilitate faster mobilization of goods and services.

During his inspection Friday, August 20, 2021, Secretary Villar expressed optimism that the entire 3.1 kilometer road widening project will be substantially completed towards end of this year.

The widening project will convert the existing 4-lane roadway (2 lanes both direction) into 6-lane highway (3 lanes both direction) with a width of 14 meters and a thickness of 340 millimeters portland concrete cement road (PCCP).

The Lawton Avenue widening follows a part of the alignment of the old Nichols route running roughly southwest to northeast from the interchange of SLEX/Skyway to Fifth Avenue and Manila American Cemetery Memorial.

According to DPWH National Capital Region Director Eric Ayapana, opened to the motoring public are three (3) lanes of the 1.34-kilometer widened road section covering Phase 1 from 5th Avenue to Bayani Road Intersection and the three (3) lanes newly overlaid road section on the opposite side with center island.

About 500 linear meters of 3-lane PCCP under Phase 2 covering 1.27 kilometer from Bayani Road (Sta. 1+340) to before Philippine Navy Gate (Sta. 2+608.266) and 50 linear meters of one (1)-lane PCCP under Phase 3 from before Philippine Navy Gate (Sta. 2+608.266) to Pasong Tamo Extension (Sta. 3+148.266) are already constructed.

Other than managing the civil works implementation, DPWH NCR is also dealing with various stakeholders for the right-of-way as affected utilities will be installed underground in consonance with the existing setup of no aerial installation at Bonifacio Global City.

With the widening of Lawton Avenue, the adjacent thoroughfares like EDSA, South Superhighway and C5 will be decongested and travel time going in and out of BGC will be lessened.

It will also complements the BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project which will improve access to and from the cities of Taguig, Pasig, Makati and Mandaluyong.